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. good morning, america. the new year's winter blast. snow trapping more than 130 people on the highway in california. black ice creating dangerous conditions. powerful wind gusts knocking over trucks and toppling trees. temperatures 30 degrees below normal in some areas as we get ready to ring in the new year one major city already canceling its celebration. happening right you, the massive recovery. pulling more victims from the airasia disaster out of the water. a u.s. navy ship on the scene. and the race to recover the all-important black boxes. run for your life. the incredible footage of an
avalanche caught on camera. the couple hiking forced to flee as it comes down. how they scrambled to safety. and it's "gma's" new year's rocking morning. and counting down to 2015 with the dynamic duo, ryan seacrest and jenny mccarthy with everything you need to know to ring in the new year. plus, taylor swift. good morning, america. great crowd out in times square this morning. we like to call this the calm before the crazy. >> pretty crazy right now. >> yes, it does. and 1 million people expected right outside our studios tonight to ring in the new year. and this is the year from the famous ball. there it is. just hours away from dropping. and ginger will be up there
later as we count down to 2015. i went up there yesterday. it's cold. >> it's cold. >> i can imagine. it's not going to get better tonight. the forecast is coming up. they are celebrating the new year down under, striking midnight in new zealand. a big happy new year to those folks. >> beautiful. but not so pretty the arctic blast, snow, ice, dangerous cold putting a damper on some celebrations. ginger is tracking it all for us. look at that. >> the picture from california just north of santa barbara. snowing in southern california. add that plus the wind. and big wind gusts that do this damage in southern california. this tree is ripped from the ground. those wind advisories are in place throughout california. but also winter storm watches from texas to oklahoma. just a wreck on the roads this morning. overnight, more than 130 people trapped on a california highway. >> once we hit it, we started
sliding down. all these cars were all coming down. >> reporter: at least a half foot of snow. winds gusting to 50 miles per hour. conditions so harsh that san ber nan deknow fire fighters using snow cats for the rescue. and in the sierra a tree knocked over killing two. >> one tree after another. >> reporter: winds near san francisco, gusting to 50 miles per hour toppling trees on train tracks, halting the commute. and nearby napa and this parked pickup truck, pushed right down the street. in battle ground washington a father and his 9-year-old son digging out of the snow after getting stuck for more than 24 hour on a hunting trip. in salt lake city snow and ice causing major accidents. this car slamming into a tractor trailer carrying 8,000 gallons of crude oil. >> they started sliding
sideways. >> reporter: cars overturned winds snapping power lines. icy roads leading to 100 crashes in lubbock, texas. and this deep freeze stopping this dam in chip what falls, wisconsin. and the fire fighters working overnight. all the people trapped have been rescued. not a big double thumbs were further windchill. from utah there in nevada parts of oklahoma and texas. back through kansas up through wisconsin. look at the numbers. 42 below. the feels like in jackson this morning. yes, that's moving east. and at midnight stop it here. we have been showing you every day. temperatures haven't warmed. going to feel like the teens in new york. northern plains big zero. >> those numbers look like my math scores from high school. terrible. depressing. >> we just got into tv. >> yes. this is the answer everybody. thank you ginger. by the way, not everyone is planning on celebrating on this
new year's eve. there are protests across america, people hitting the streets to demonstrate against police brutality. >> reporter: good morning, dan. thousands of protesters are expected to gather alongside 1 million revelers here in times square. one of the groups organizing the demonstration says that the protests we have seen around the country must escalate in 2015. that's why tonight is so important and symbolic for them. the nypd is ensuring everyone that security will be stepped up. this morning cities across the country preparing for a night of celebration. and in some cities protests as well. activist groups in major cities like l.a. chicago, new york and others organizing a series of new year's eve anti-police demonstrations. protesting police involvement in the deaths of eric garner and michael brown. the nypd says they are on high alert, deploying additional
officers around new york city on one of its most crowded nights of the year. this after two nypd officers were ambushed in their patrol car and shot and killed earlier this month. >> there is a heightened sense of security during this detail. as we turn the police officers out, we remind them they have to look out for each other. and work together and make sure we all stay safe. >> reporter: one protest group even setting up this facebook page asking people in times square and other areas around the city to quote, rock in the new year with resistance to police murder. encouraging them to chant we can't breathe and black lives matter. in boston the city says it will accommodate activists planning a die-in demonstration during the city's traditional first night celebration. an event that draws thousands of families and small children. >> we're asking the protesters in boston to do it in a respectful manner to allow
people to enjoy first night. >> reporter: boston's police commissioner asked protesters to reconsider calling it an inappropriate venue. but in boston as well as in new york's times square the protests are expected to be overshadowed by the tens of thousands who come to celebrate. >> thanks so much. and now to the latest in the airasia flight 8501 disaster. the recovery effort is being slowed by bad weather. terry moran is there with the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. as night falls in this part of the world. this is a massive recovery operation. bringing home the dead is the first priority. seven have been recovered. while here at the airport in surabaya air asia, the airline is taking dna evidence from the families to help in the identification process.
today the first coffins carrying victims of flight 8501 arriving here where their journey started last saturday. while at this staging area near the crash site earlier, a body is carried across the tarmac to a local hospital where all the victims will be identified. it is pain staking work in several locations. this young woman was on the airasia plan and this will help you identify. >> yes. >> reporter: at this crisis center we saw how workers are busy matching fingerprints and biometric data with public records. all part of the effort to help identify the bodies being brought in from the sea. >> searching will be ongoing for all those in the vicinity. >> reporter: among the vessels, the uss sampson with high-tech sonar equipment that could scan for wreckage. >> it's a good starting point to say we see an abnormality and
then do further investigation from there. >> reporter: the search goes on for the sampson and the other vessels and planes. heavy weather has been a major problem and will be in succeeding days. and this is now a race against time. heavy weather and the currents can disperse and degrade those bodies. and still no sign of those black boxes. >> a race against time. and the latest into the investigation on what caused the crash. the debris that's been found has been providing important clues. and david kerley is covering that angle. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. only part of the mystery is being solved, the answers of why it crashed is locked in the black boxes. in the debris field all the debris that is being recovered right now. some of the latest airasia 8501 debris. this evacuation slide raft pulled ton a navy vessel. they believe it self-inflated after the crash. some of the bodies not wearing life vests, unclothed.
which could suggest the aircraft broke apart high in the sky. the victims will yield clues, burn marks? did it tear apart? but the real answers are in the black boxes, and the debris can act as an arrow. it's been moving and spread by currents. experts will track back the currents and put listening devices similar to this in the water. they will be like mowing the lawn listening for the black boxes and the ticking pingers. the signals from different angles should allow them to pinpoint the boxes. the chips will reveal what the pilots were doing and saying. what happened to the jet liner? indonesia now joining malaysia touched by aviation disaster. >> we will continue to increase and uplift the aviation standards and safety standards in the world. >> reporter: now indonesia has not named a partner. it's possible when found, those black boxes could go to
australia. but finding wreckage is first to get us to the black boxes. and the u.s. navy ship there has powerful sonar and listening devices and could be critical in the puzzle. >> thanks so much. and bring in colonel steven ganyard in washington, d.c. there's so much going on the at site of the crash. what is the priority for the crews on the ground right now? >> amy, they're having to balance the -- the recovery of remains and taking care of the loved ones with looking for the wreckage itself. we have debris and bodies on the surface of the ocean, pushed around for days now. but we need to find the wreckage of the aircraft on the bottom of the ocean with the black boxes in it. they're balancing two priorities. >> the clues possibly point to a mid-air catastrophe. how rare would it be that
turbulence would bring down a plane like this? >> extremely rare. i think in this holiday season when people are traveling with their families, they're concerned. did it come down by turbulence? turbulence last brought down an airliner in 1966. it's been almost 50 years. we are two generations of airplanes beyond that better designed better training better constructed. turbulence does not bring airplanes down. people get hurt when they don't have their seat belt on. stay safe keep the seat belt on. >> we appreciate it. good advice thank you. and turn now to ryan smith with the other top developing stories. >> good morning, amy, dan. we begin with another apparent threat against police officers ending in gunfire. police in philadelphia say that five officers were forced to open fire own a man trying to run them over. the suspect was killed. he had posted several videos online threatening police. and take a look at this, a
wisconsin state trooper survived a frightening ordeal. he pulled over this dui suspect when that happened, the man dragged the trooper 50 feet. the trooper recovering from his injuries. the suspect was later taken into custody. the fbi is looking for a few good hackers in the wake of cyber attacks like the one at sony. the bureau is launching a campaign to recruit people with experience in what the agents call ethical hacking okay? the cyber world is now a part of everything the fbi does it says. and russian president vladimir putin is under new pressure. one of the largest anti-government protests in yearsyear s years broke out in moscow after his top political rival was sent to prison in a fraud case. hundreds of protesters have reportedly been arrested. when it rains, it pours. in chicago, inspectors believe that the salt inside this morton's warehouse may have been
piled too high sending salt pouring on to a car dealership next door. some of those cars were buried in brand new salt. i should say. most are a total loss because the salt likely damaged their suspensions. they must be salty, huh, dan? >> well played. >> there you go. >> vocabulary humor in the morning. >> take that with a grain of salt. >> it's getting worse. >> this is a tough one. a big mistake by a college basketball player in the final seconds of a big game. florida -- florida state tide and takes that and he taps it into his own basket. oh that's tough. show it again. he scored the winning basket for the other team at the buzzer. i'm sorry, my friend. 2015s 2015's going to be a better year for him, i'm sure. >> nowhere to go up. and this programming note
the first-ever college football playoff starts tomorrow. oregon taking on florida state. and alabama and ohio state. both games on our sister network, espn. and finally, a new and noteworthy addition to the dumb criminal file. this may be the one of the year. this guy broke into a house in houston. how did he get caught? well he fell asleep on the job. that's him sleeping in the bed. the owner of the house found him and called the police. he had the courtesy to take off his shoes. i give him that. exactly. but here's the kicker it turns out he lives two blocks away and police say all the stuff he had stolen was piled up on his porch. obviously not the best hiding place. and had a half open bottle of booze. >> that might be -- i don't sleep that well normally. is he anxious at all? oh drink, got it. >> mystery solved. thank you. and now to the good news for the 401k the stock market hit
record highs, and the economy is finally, finally taking off. growing at the fastest rate in more than a decade. what does this mean for your money in 2015? rebecca jarvis is here with more on that. >> reporter: good morning. if you have been staying the course and letting your retirement ride it must have been tough in the white knuckle days but you're coming out a winner for the third year in a row. stocks are going into the last day of 2014 up 12.5%. meaning if you put $1,000 in an s&p 500 index fund at the start of the year you would have earned $125. but in a bank account in the very best scenario in an interest-earning bank account, about $10 on the thousand. stocks have had an abnormally strong run since the great recession. they return about 7% a year. anyone not planning to retire for at least a decade, they are much better off -- you are much
better off putting money in stocks than a bank account. good reason to kick off the new year's resolutions with looking at the 401k. >> thanks. it is the last day of 2014. it's the last chance to make a new year's resolution. just hours away from the ball dropping on 2015. if you're going to do it now is the time. sara has what we're resolving to do in the new year. >> reporter: hi. we have good intentions but apparently not so much follow through. 44% of us plan to make them. which i thought seemed low. but only 8% say they keep them. what are we planning to do in the new year? it's about -- now, these aren't too surprising, being a better you, losing weight, followed by more exercise and stop smoking. now that's a big one. so i got little anna here. can you tell me what your new year's resolution is? >> i won't fight with my sisters. >> do you do that a lot? >> not really, but sometimes.
>> how long do you plan on keeping that resolution? >> for the rest of the year. >> a whole year. i'm impressed. any new year's resolutions, amy? >> i resolve to get rid of my cold. >> that's not a resolution. >> i'm following through on that one. >> that's not quite a resolution. we'll give it you, right? a resolution? >> stop fighting with little anna's sister so much. >> right. >> no less bread. ate too much bread. >> that's a good one. i've said this for a long time, i'm going to listen to you, dan. >> really? >> some day. >> not optimistic. >> and dan makes fun of me for texting, i can do two >> let's go ahead and talk about lake effect snow. how about this video from the buffalo area, south of buffalo and that's cherry creek. guess what? winter storm -- i'm sorry, lake effect snow warnings in watertown and in buffalo.
i think watertown is going to get the brunt of this. looks like one to 3 feet, for the heaviest snow bands. temperature at midnight 23 buffalo, 20 pittsburgh, 23 cincinnati. local weather forecast is 30 seconds away. first this morning's cold cities brought to you by macy's. >> happy new year we have one. new year's eve starting out drive. on storm tracker 6 live double scan but also on the cold side. let's take a look outside. we have plenty of sun over the horizon but it's not going to help much. right now temp in the 20's and wind chills in the teens. your afternoon call from accuweather, how about 35 for
a high for new year's eve? down to about 28 in philadelphia from midnight tonight. so coats scarves and gloves layers all around but have fun. it won't be precipitating. tomorrow 38 degrees, still brisk and sunny on new year's day soccer star hope solo in court facing domestic abuse charges. why the judge may ghisz the case. and an avalanche chasing a couple down a mountain. their escape caught on camera. and the major risks of selling your old cell phone. why wiping it clean may not be enough. on me that it could hurt your teeth. my dentist has told me your enamel is wearing away, and that sounded really scary to me and i was like well can you fix it can you paint it back on and he explained that it was not something that grows back, it's kind of a one-time shot and you have to care for it. he told me to use pronamel. it's gonna help protect the enamel in your teeth. it allows me to continue to drink my coffee and to eat healthier and it was a real easy
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displaced. the red cross is helping them. so far there have been no reports of injuries. we'll continue to monitor this from chopper 6. matt pelman filling in for karen with a look at traffic. hey, matt. >> matt, on this new year's eve morning our resolution was to give you a good ride into work. unfortunately it hasn't been so great on 42 northbound side still sluggish from lower landing road up to 295 but the crash that caused the extra heavy delay is now off to the side so everything is reopened. have some bricks on the roadway along the kelly drive. don't want to hit them by the art museum and the water works. stay over on the mlk drive instead i think and here's some good news. the ramp from spring garden street to the westbound schuylkill reopened yesterday after being closed for several months. matt. >> thank you matt. philadelphia and camden will ring in the new year tonight with fireworks over the delaware river. you're looking at the spot right there, 6:00 p.m. first time and then of course at midnight. how is it looking david. >> looking like it's going to be dry which is good news. you'll want to bundle up kind of the way i'm bundled now. 27 degrees right now in philadelphia matt, 23 in
wilmington, 22 in trenton -- or allentown i should say. most of the wind chills are in the teens. this afternoon's high just 35. lots of sun. brisk cold and tonight at midnight 28 in philadelphia with a wind chill around 20. tomorrow sunny and brisk a high of 38 but wind chills in the 20's for much of the mummers parade, matt. happy new year. >> you too david and to matt as well. heads to the "action news" facebook page. check out the most striking photos of 2014 and happy new year to you too. >> ♪♪
♪ and there it is. the famous ball just hours away from dropping right here in times square. ringing in 2015. we are counting down to the biggest party of the year all morning long right here on "gma." >> and sara is out with the crowd that's getting ready for tonight's festivities. like those moves. and we have hip-hop legend d-nice spinning the hottest music. also ahead this morning, caught on camera. how a couple escaped a terrifying wall of snow. and "gma" investigators what you need to know what you need to know before selling your phone. even if you have wiped it clean, your personal information could be exposed. >> fascinating. but start with hope solo
hoping to get domestic abuse charges dismissed. david wright has the latest. >> this case has a familiar ring to it. a high-profile athlete facing domestic violence charges. this is a woman, her hope to play in the women's world cup hang in the balance. this morning the olympic gold medalist is hoping a seattle judge will dismiss the domestic assault charges against her. the judge, now ordering hope solo's accusers to submit to another round of depositions. >> this will include inquiries concerning the witness's use of alcohol, drugs or prescribed medicines. >> reporter: this after the soccer star said her nephew and half sister refused to cooperate. >> theyle refused to answer the questions when they are relevant to the case. >> reporter: solo with her
husband in court on tuesday, is a goal keep per app two-time olympic gold medalist and a former contestant on abc's "dancing with the stars." she's accused of attacking both the half sister and the nephew last summer. >> hope solo is going psychotic. she's beating people up and we need help. >> reporter: but are the judge now says the nephew's story has changed. >> one of the witnesses is now stating that the defendant slammed his head against a cement wall five to ten times during this event. according to briefing this witness made no such statement to the police during their investigation. >> reporter: the case is drawing national attention because she is the latest of several high-profile athletes facing domestic violence charges. unlike ray rice and adrian peterson in the nfl, solo's league is giving her the benefit of the doubt. u.s. soccer allowing her to compete with her team even as the case unfolds. the witnesses are due to face a
second round of depositions on friday. the judge expected to rule on the motion to dismiss early next week. if he doesn't, the case goes to trial in a couple weeks, but it might be falling apart. >> interesting. thank you very much. thank you and now to the incredible story of luck and survival. a couple hiking in washington state forced to run for their lives when an avalanche hit. it was caught on camera. clayton sandell has their story. >> reporter: it's the nature hike that for colby dodson and girlfriend ashley suddenly turned into the run for their lives. >> it was definitely an experience that dropped your jaw. >> reporter: the two were on a weekend hike to popular ice caves two hours outside of tacoma washington when a rumble of snow and ice came for them. listen dodson capturing the avalanche falling behind him on his cell phone. almost sounding like a water fall rushing downhill.
>> it was the blink of an eye, and closer and closer and all i did was look the opposite direction and start to run. >> reporter: they make it to safety but people are still inside that cave. >> obviously we're scared those people were hurt or going to be hurt. >> reporter: avalanches can be deadly. in the u.s. last winter 35 people died. youtube is packed with narrow escapes. at copper mountain ski resort in colorado, we simulated what it's like to be trapped. you think of snow as being fluffy and white and soft. but really in an avalanche, it isn't. it becomes very hard. very tough to dig yourself out. and very difficult to breathe. i was lucky to be rescued by ski patrol. my hero. back in washington, it turns out everyone is okay. but on a scale of one to ten, here's where dodson ranks the terror of outrunning an avalanche. >> a good nine and a half.
>> reporter: for "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news denver. >> i'm amazed people are still rolling their cameras. i'd be throwing that thing and running as fast as i can. >> i have never been good at math but i put the fear factor there at 13. >> well said. another check of the weather. and ginger a lot of cold air out there. >> so much. and florida, the only place in the 60s this morning. and the only place warmer inarmer in south florida. >> look at the hillary clintonly holiday weather ahead as we go to the start of the new year. 2015 is going to feel like january. louisville only 40 for a hi on thursday, 37 friday. huntsville even though it's slightly warmer, it's still going to be quite cool. schieffer port you're not warming up. it's time. ready for the picture of the year? the "gma" best photo is from duluth. >> ooh. >> nice. >> thank you tim. i love that one. the color the fog it won huge so thank you for sending all the photos all year long.
i'll leaf you with a look coast to coast. for now that's the big picture. let's check closer to home. >> lots of sun but it's cold with temperatures in the 20's, wind chill in the teens and an afternoon high of just 35ly we'll be down to about 28 at midnight with a wind chill around 20. sunny and brisk tomorrow, 38 twrou by welcomes actaid. so many people tweeting from honolulu. and orlando, still 71 today. we're just going downhill. this is january, guys. >> that january warmup i was forecasting yesterday. is that not going to happen? >> looking at the models i wanted to extra prove you wrong. it's not happening. >> really? >> do people in the south have winter coats? your in-laws are there. >> oh yeah they welcome it sometimes. >> it is just a day. and coming up prince
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it could be packed with important personal information even you think you have erased everything. and gio benitez has more on thousand protect yourself. good morning. >> reporter: good morning dan. we're talking about your old photos text messages e-mails, maybe your financial information. if you thought you deleted it think again. but this morning we show you how to protect your data as "gma investigates." more and more people are selling their old phones online. it's quick cash to put towards that upgrade. but technology experts now warning consumers to be careful. >> most people have no idea how much information is on the phone. >> reporter: to better protect you, a group of forensic analysts in boston set out to do an experiment. >> we went on to ebay and bought five or six auctions worth of old cell phones. >> reporter: to see how many people don't properly wipe personal data from their phones before reselling. out of nearly 100 phones --
>> 31 of them had what i consider to be some pretty disturbing personal information. >> reporter: and there's real information that a real crook can do something with. >> we found social security numbers, bank account numbers, passwords passwords. >> reporter: simple information like doctors appointments can be dangerous in the wrong hands. >> they call up we're from the doctors office haven't received payment. we need your credit card number. >> reporter: they tracked down lacey, an original owner of one of the phones they bought online. >> i haven't slept thinking if it had been in the wrong hands. >> reporter: she sold her phone to a company that promised to wipe her personal data. >> at the time $120 cash and i bought a new phone. i thought it was a good deal. >> reporter: but off ebay? >> 13,000 text messages, hundreds of e-mail messages. >> 120 bucks is not worth your entire life. >> reporter: a common mistake,
putting it back to factory settings. for an iphone, that's a reset button. we reset our producer's old iphone 3 fwrksg. edit and manually deleted any old text messages and e-mails. >> we're going to see if we can bring it back. >> reporter: and with a little digging, we find all of her original information still on the phone. 2,838 photos extracted. they use a state of the device and special software to extract data anyone can download programs that retrieve data for free. how to protect yourself? each phone is different. >> go into the settings and you'll erase all data. >> reporter: for our producer's iphone it's a few easy steps. erase all content button. and this should wipe it totally clean. >> that's right.
even with all this equipment, we won't be able to get anything ban. >> reporter: so for an iphone, remember the phrase erase all content and settings. others have similar options and have your data on a memory card inside the phone. just take it out. by the way, we tested a phone that was password protected. and it was hard for the experts to extract data from that. good to remember. >> all right. great tips. thank you so much. >> good to know. thanks. you remember those matthew mcconaughey ads that went viral for lincoln? can he do it again? there are new ones coming. >> i'm thinking he can. and ryan seacrest and jenny mccarthy revealing the secrets abouttheir biggest new year's party ever. stay with us. (announcer) from the company that invented litter comes litter reinvented! tidy cats lightweight. with a clumping litter this light...
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hey, good morning, everybody. multiple choice test for you. which one of these three people is so tough he doesn't need a coat in sub-zero temperatures? ryan smith, ladies and gentlemen. there's also that. moving on now, 2014 was a huge year as we know for matthew mcconaughey. his oscar win, critical acclaim for "true detective." and the lincoln ads. he's set to start the new year with a bang. two more commercials are going to day to day beau tomorrow. >> i have more.
and on behalf of lincoln from many mcconaughey and get ready for the parodies that will inef tabl follow. >> it's not about hugging trees ob or being wasteful. >> all right, all right all right. matthew mcconaughey is back bearded, and deeper than ever. >> taking care of yourself takes more than just yourself. >> reporter: his latest ads for lincoln's mkz hybrid coming to a home near you during the college football games on new year's day. say what? and there he is again, taking cover from the rain at a diner. until -- >> here we go. >> reporter: destination: viral. if his first set of pensive ads for the struggling car company are any indication. wracking up more than 5 million views since september. >> sometimes you have to go back to move forward. >> reporter: his roadside wisdom parodied on saturday night live.
>> a big step back, like from winning an oscar to doing a car commercial. >> reporter: ellen, and south park. but lincoln was laughing all the way to the bank, with overall sales rising 25% since the commercials debuted. and with the new year and the new ads, lincoln is hoping for a new rev up in sales for 2015. and there will most likely be more of the ads because mcconaughey is signed on for a multiyear deal with the car company. >> who writes that? >> some amazingly funny person. >> he's a brave man. what's he talking about? we don't know. coming up on "gma," throwing the most perfect bash? how you can have the most buzzed about music, drinks and desserts for tonight. keep it here. ♪ you know that i love you ♪
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just because it's cold out doesn't mean you can't enjoy any sized iced tea or iced coffee. just 99 cents all month long. america runs on dunkin'. looks like somebody remembered their coat huh, sugar? still ahead on "gma," everything you need to know before tonight's big bash. all the action in times square. how to throw the best party ever. ♪ tt2wútñr ó4 btúnbh0 tt2wútñr ó4 "aúnrdt tt2wútñr ó4 bmúnyox tt4wútñr
ó4 " dzlq w?x tt4wútñr ó4 " enlq ';8 tt4wútñr ó4 " gzl& >> ♪♪ >> 7:56. pennsylvania state police will increase their patrols on this new year's eve looking for drunk aggressive drivers and they'll society up dui check points. there were eight deadly crashes across the state over christmas and dui-related accidents are up from 42 percent from last year. you have options. taxi cabs, you can also do uber. easy to sign up. let's go to matt pelman. >> lots of good options this morning in terms of open empty highways matt. 42 northbound side looking much better than it was earlier. our crash northbound by 295 in the work zone cleared out. the delay also gone now but now there's a delay in new castle county on 95 southbound
because of a wreck at mlk boulevard taking out the left lane. costing about five or six extra minutes. delaware crash on the southbound side of route 1. what out for one in royersford east of the river along first avenue and main street. hitting the brakes because of bricks on the kelly drive by water works drive. mlk might be a better bet. matt. >> let's take a live look at the delaware river where they'll be having fireworks tonight, first at 6:00 p.m. for the kids and then for all the late stay uppers at midnight of course and dave murphy it's going to be cold. >> sure is cold already matt. take a look at temperatures right now. we've climbed to 27 degrees in philadelphia, 22 in allentown but there's a bit of a breeze now as the sun comes up over the horizon and the wind chills are in the teens across much of the region. your exclusive accuweather 7-day shows a brisk and cold high today of just 35 degrees and tonight at midnight we're down to about 28 with a wind chill around 20 so bundle up tonight. and tomorrow if you're headed out to see the mummers sunny and brisk 38 with wind chills
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. >> happy new year! we're gearing up for the biggest party on the planet right here in times square. before the ball drops, come with us as we celebrate 2014. >> this is what we do in the commercial breaks, folks. >> the biggest news stories and the most hilarious moments that made this year one to remember. ♪ plus our pinterest perfect party. the ultimate dishes for your year end bash. the most-buzzed about appetizers and sparkling drinks. the simple tips to make your party a smashing success. all that as but count down to the world's biggest party in times square as we say -- >> good morning, america.
happy, happy new year's every, everyone. look at the crowd out in times square. everyone decked out. ready to ring in 2015. we're decked out too. >> 2015 or 2015? >> either one. >> 2015 sounds cool. >> sounds sci-fi. and hosting the biggest party of the year dick clark's rocken new year's eve with ryan seacrest. and there will be taylor swift, iggy azalea and florida georgia line. we will have a preview this morning. >> and speaking of right here the new year's eve bash already started. we have our party glasses. and spinning some of his favorites, d.j.-nice. >> i like the tilt of the hat. >> got to tilt the hat.
>> one word for it. >> heyial ya'll. >> 2015. >> and check out ginger way above times square with the iconic ball. she's going to tell us more about tonight's huge show. and an exciting exclusive for american girl fans across the country. there in silhouette there she is 2015 girl of the year. she makes her official debut tomorrow. but we get a first look right here this morning. a lot of little girls waiting to help us out with that. >> there are two little girls that belong to you. >> among the fans. >> those are not my children. >> we'll get them on camera. >> they are cute too. >> check out the morning's headlines. you lost the glasses and hat. that's right. good morning, both of you. take a different turn here. begin with the dangerous cold that ginger has been telling us about. overnight more than 130 people had to be rescued in harsh conditions from a california
highway. at least a half a foot of snow fall, and winds gusting over 50 miles per hour. claiming two lives in california toppling trees across the state. in texas, icy roads. causing more than a hundred crashes in lubbock. and ginger's forecast is coming up. and new york and other major cities are on high alert, higher than usual, activist groups promised protests tonight. and one asking for times square revelers to chant anti-police things. and in chicago, los angeles, preparing for protests. bad weather is hampering efforts to recover more victims from the airasia disaster. overnight the first victims coffins' arrived in the indonesian city where it started. they are collecting dna samples for identification purposes. the u.s. navy destroyer is
scanning the seabed for wreckage. and new video of the frantic moments inside a plane heading to las vegas. they had to turn back. the cabin crew prepared everyone for the worst. >> brace, brace. >> that's them chanting there, that's the crew on virgin airways flight telling everyone to brace for impact. the plane landed safely outside london. and a rare confrontation between the british royal family and the bbc. it appears the royals may have won. the bbc agreed to postpone the documentary called "reinventing the royals" how charles hired a public relations effort after diana's death. it's been postponed indefinitely. but the publication that broke the story said lawyers intervened to stop the show from
airing. and finally a wedding that really took the cake and possibly a new world record. take a look at this. this wedding cake is more than six feet tall. it was baked for a celebrity couple in the philippines today. the current world record holder weighed 6 tons. but that cake was only for display. this cake you can dig into and they're doing it right there. >> really? i wonder if it tastes good. >> it's like the pretty cakes, don't also taste good. >> i don't trust it but i'd eat it anyway. >> can't stop me. >> thank you by the way. and ginger how are you doing? >> doing great. hanging with my girl t. swift. we're about to party new year's eve party. let's get into it this is midnight temperature. click ahead dan, if you can -- if you can. anyway a lot of temperatures are cold across much of the nation. and then the midnight
temperature here in new york city, going to feel like the upper teens or low 200s. with the wind. but put the bodies together >> and we are already on that countdown right here with the huge beautiful ball behind us. and the co-producer of the times square new year's eve, jeff strauss with me. thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> i'm tempted too this. there's the reason we brought our friends, taylor swift, just
a couple of acts. >> no one brings the party like dick clark's new year's rockin' eve. everyone's going to be singing "let it go." it's a great party. >> it always is. a lot of people have questions. the viewers sent in some for you. jonathan wants to know what's the most stressful aspect of the show? >> oh, my golly. counting down waiting for the ball to come. it's the most stressful and the most fun. >> yeah. up until that point, then let loose. and samantha is coming to times square. she wants to know where do i stand to see taylor swift the closest? >> she'll be performing right on the countdown stage between 46th and 47th on broadway. >> thank you so much jeff. we can't wait. we are so excited. we have much more coming up right here. including more on the waterford crystals. for now, to sara with the morning menu. >> here's a look at what's
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♪ hey, welcome back to "gma." counting down to the big night in the heart of times square. there's ginger zee with the ball. we'll check in with her on "gma." >> and the minutes are ticking down to new year's eve. before the ball drops honor a tradition at "gma" with a look basket at the most unforgettable moments. so many good news stories, and so much fun. here is the best of 2014.
♪ oat ♪ oh her we go feel it in my soul ♪ ♪ we need it ♪ ♪ don't go ♪ ♪ got to feed it ♪ ♪ the control will it need it, need it ♪ >> we're going to have a fun morning. but a lot to get to. >> breaking news. right here in southern california. >> this morning here -- >> here in glendora. >> in greenville north carolina. >> pensacola. >> here in gaza. >> flight 370. >> the key to solving the mystery is finding my type of debris. >> see the plane in the darkness good night, mh370. >> ebola here in america. >> this is the most deadly virus that we know of. >> ferguson missouri. >> i can still smell the tear gas in the air. >> the grand jury's decision not
to indict police officer darrin wilson. >> do you feel any remorse? >> everyone feels remorse when a life is lost. >> no indictment for a new york city police officer in the death of eric garner. >> don't shoot, hands up. >> this is an issue we have been dealing with for too long. time for us to make more progress than we have made. >> we're going to turn now to the war on isis. >> that shocking execution. >> against us. >> f-18 fighters taking off heading for syria. >> president putin, the first american broadcast interview. are you thinking they may strike in other parts of russia? >> the plane ripped out of the sky over ukraine. >> nearly 300 girls taken by armed men. >> are you afraid? >> yes. >> i know that you have a birthday wish. >> the nigerian girls being released from abduction and to
be freed. >> an attack on sony and a threat to american movie goers are. the u.s. expected to say north korea is behind it all. >> i wonder what a north korean citizen would say. >> some say america has lost its first cyber war. >> a line of storms blasted through here just hours ago. >> oh, my god. >> entire lives completely rip ripped to shreds. >> it feels like one degree. >> the flames shooting up. >> like at the fire nay does. >> oh my god. >> the climate situation that we're in seems pretty dire. >> climate change is already affecting americans all across the country. >> absolute outrage this morning against los angeles clippers owner donald sterling. >> i think he was brought up to believe those things. >> what things? >> segregation. >> bill cosby under seerjiege. >> i knew i was in danger.
>> his lawyer says he is being vilified but the accusations keep coming. >> now to the firestorm from the ray rice domestic violence case. >> i made a huge mistake, i want to own it. >> oscar pistorius convicted of culpable homicide. >> how are you feeling? >> tony stewart cleared of charges in the deadly accident. >> this is one of the toughest tragedies i have ever had to deal with. >> big night for republicans. sweeping wins across the board. >> they will win control of the senate. >> immigration. >> immigration. >> immigration. >> those members of congress who question my authority to make the immigration system work better i have one answer. pass a bill. >> you have speaker boehner talking about suing you. >> the suit is a stunt. >> do you think the climate is different now for a woman running for president? >> i think it's different for women across the board. >> why was it so important to you that we recognize the
rosies? >> this is the start of the real women's liberation. >> i am going to go out that door. the door after that and the door after that. and i invite all of you, come with me. >> the tragic death of philip seeymour hoffman, brilliant actor. >> lift up your hearts. each new hour holds new chances for new beginnings. >> i'll see you on the set, on the beach and in the kitchen and at the movies. >> you make us laugh. you make us feel good robin. >> it's a good job. it's my day job. you do madonna, madonna, madonna. hello! >> i'll tell you what's popping. here we go. so happy to report that mr. and mrs. george clooney are making it official. >> the ring! >> jay z family drama caught on camera. ♪
>> brad pitt and angelina jolie's wedding. >> what is a paint ball wedding? >> we thought, you know, it's different. >> the hat that unofficially won the grammys. >> the song is, of course hat. ♪ hop along if you feel like a room without a roof ♪ ♪ because i'm happy ♪ ♪ bring me down can't none ♪ ♪ bring me down because i'm happy ♪ ♪ if you feel ♪ >> now this is how george feels these days. surrounded by chicks. >> hello. >> oh my -- >> no, no. hold it. hold it. >> i want to let everybody know, toast is okay. >> she hasn't moved. >> the dog whisperer. >> they mark their territory by urinating. that's why you have the hat on. >> are you kidding me?
>> crank up barry white just a little bit. i love this song. if you can play barry white, you got me. >> jerry and ali go way back he played her girlfriend. can i call you shmoops? >> no, you cannot. >> i'm okay. ♪ >> oh. >> i'm okay. i fell down. >> it is a busy monday as well right here. you just said hello to lara twice. three times. hello again, lara. >> the ugly sweater showdown 2014. >> and i wore a sweater. >> you actually followed the rules. ♪ >> i sit on you. >> gonna dance. >> go ladies. ♪ the way i dance with you ♪ ♪ we're expecting you ♪ >> come on. >> this is all you, george. ♪ the love boat ♪
>> there we go. ♪ let it go ♪ ♪ let it go ♪ ♪ can't hold it back anymore ♪ >> ready, set, go. >> working it. >> there you go. there you go. >> oh, yes. >> what you got? what you got? ♪ >> extreme. now, i can let go of this extreme wedgy that i have. this just opened. >> go ahead, go ahead. >> oh! >> you have a great snap. >> the "gma" games, two, one. that was insane. >> oh, oh. >> okay. we got -- >> it just stopped. >> we got a winner. >> the "gma" cup.
>> go! ♪ >> hit the net. >> oh! >> and that's how you do it. >> all right. >> okay, back to work. ♪ >> always a privilege to be your eyes and ears here on the red carpet. and a whole lot of fun too. >> lara. >> oh, my god. maybe it's the hair spray. yes, danny, it's another fire. >> george. i can't begin to tell you what the weather's like up here. oh, no, no. ♪ >> let's do this. ♪ bang bang into the room ♪ ♪ i know you want it bang bang ♪ >> george clooney and amal.
and maleficent ariana grande. and prince george. >> i only just learned to walk. >> been george clooney three years in a row. the streak is over. ♪ >> i have never been happier or healthier than i am right now. >> today marks my eighth round of chemo. this is my final treatment. the doctors say i graduate today. delta's pink plane transported 145 breast cancer survivors to join our event in times square. ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ >> one man saving a stranger's life by donating his stem cells. >> one nurse has touched hundreds of families like no other. fabienne. >> my children's story can never be told without you. >> i never thought that people thought that way for me. >> we're going to take care of this layaway for you.
>> oh! ♪ ♪ all of me loves all of you ♪ >> do you take alexandra to be your lawfully wedded wife? >> our ginger, she is getting married. ♪ you're all to me i give my all to you ♪ >> you are being inducted into the nfl hall of fame. congratulations. >> i remember being in the gym, and my dad says son, one day it'll pay off. and, dad, i got to say, it paid off. >> robin has been inducted into the broadcasting and cable hall of fame after 30 years on tv. >> thank you very much. when you said 30 years i feel old. 30 -- back in 1972 -- >> wake up america. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning, america. >> morgan freeman.
[ snoring ] get that man a cup of coffee. >> the shot. it's break through science, george that's shown break through results in treating female desire. >> good morning, america i like the sound of that. >> i have no idea where george is. i might have tied him up. >> been doing an ab workout for the last five minutes. the seat broke. spare no expense at "gma." >> you even sang. >> i thought you said saying? and i said what? what am i saying? >> i don't know. i see you guys doing this. >> thanks so much for joining us. >> thanks very much. >> it's super star demi lovato. >> sam smith. >> jason -- >> on "gma." >> taylor swift. ♪ the haters gonna hate hate hate ♪ ♪ i'm just gonna shake, shake, shake ♪ >> wiggling, we'll be popping. ♪ break, break, break ♪
♪ and the fakers gonna fake fake fake baby ♪ ♪ i'm just gonna shabke shake, shake ♪ >> she's beating it. >> i'm not a dancer. >> it's okay. >> and george is going to do the nay nay to it. you're going shake a tail feather on this show. >> it's never going to happen. ♪ >> it happened! >> it's been done! >> it has been done. we truly have seen it all now. we truly have seen it all. ♪ cause the players gonna play play, play snonchts♪ ♪ and the haters gonna hate ♪ ♪ i'm just gonna shake, shake, shake ♪ ♪ shake it off ♪ ♪ shake it off ♪
>> who's me now, t.j.? ♪ shake it off ♪ ♪ i shake it off ♪ ♪ >> thank you. >> come on who isn't dancing at home right now, right? don't we have the best jobs in the world? >> yes. >> i really feel that. and so happy to share it all with you. and counting down to new year's as our partner, pinterest shows you how to make the trendiest appetizers drinks and things for the perfect party tonight. in
>> philadelphia will you shall inter2015 in less than 16 hours. action cam caught crews at the philadelphia naval yard get fireworks set up. watch them as they go off on the philadelphia and camden sides of the delaware river at 6:00 p.m. and also at midnight. it is 8:27, new year's eve and it is cold now. going to be cold for those fires work, too, dave murphy. >> sure will be. got to be dressed like i'm dressed right now. temperatures currently matt sunny but 27 degrees, a wind chill in the teens just about everywhere across the region outside of the shore. and this afternoon a high of just 35. lots of sun but brisk and cold with temperatures or wind chills in the 20's this afternoon. it's going to be 28 tonight at midnight in philadelphia and a little colder than in suburbs. whips down around 20. bundle up. tomorrow sunny and brisk 38 is your high but wind chills in
the 20's most the day so bundle up there as well. 44 on friday. saturday 40 degrees with evening rain. a slight chance it starts out as a wintry mix in the northern and western suburbs but i looked at mew new model runs and i'm thinking mainly rain saturday night. >> okay. matt pelman filling in with karen with a look at the roads. >> celebrating lots of things today matt. in the traffic world we're celebrating the reopening of the ramp from spring garden street to the westbound schuylkill opened yesterday having been closed for several months. on the schuylkill no major delays this morning. nearby the bricks we had on the kelly drive near the art museum have been cleaned up. no need to worry about that. a crash in hatfield along cow path road at line lexington road but our crash in new castle county 95 southbound cleared as has the delay. matt. >> thanks so much. pennsylvania state police will step up patrols tonight looking for drunk drivers. be smart be safe. >> ♪♪
♪ it is a great crowd out here in times square. it is cold. >> it is seriously cold. >> we can feel iconic ball made from thousands of waterford crystals. >> she manages to look warm in any temperature. >> no matter where. >> we're counting down to the ball drop tonight, but the new year's eve party is already in full swing. we have d-nice spinning us into 2015. >> i'm looking at the happy bakers. american girl doll fans so excited if the american girl doll reveal. the 2015 doll of the year. what is the silhouette. that's a good clue.
an exclusive first look coming up on "good morning america." sara over to you. >> thank you. it's the final day of the pinterest perfect party series. it's about the trendiest, which i didn't know was possible appetizers desserts and drinks to serve at your party tonight. here to show us how to whip them up is alejandra ramos. got that right. >> yeah, you did. >> this looks delicious. >> thank you so much. >> start with these. >> these are puch pastry shells with chorizo and dates and pine nuts. we made the shells ourselves. >> you can buy them? >> you can, but they are hard to find. i used puff pastry and cookie cutters. you can use the top of a spice jar, anything. and hock itok it with a fork. >> please tell me it's easy. >> it's so easy. >> can i try that? you show me i'll try it. i'm a good eater.
>> it's a lot of fun. for the filling, i use fresh chorizo for this. i love -- it's good right? >> i love the chorizo. >> i love cooking with fresh sausage. has the seasoning. saves so much time. you brown it it's good to go. added the dates, the pine nuts and a sweet and savory mix. >> can you do this in to two days in advance. >> make this right now. >> and scoop it in a the end. >> heat it up quickly, and scoop it in. save you time. >> now i see chocolate. i don't want to rush you, allan drank -- but this is my jam. >> these are shooters. everyone loves the individual dessert. they don't want to share. >> it looks fancy. >> so fancy, but so easy. we make these with chocolate chips. >> let me just get that out of your way. >> some semisweet and bittersweet. >> do you want me to help you?
>> add the eggs. pour in the heavy cream. this is made in the blender. >> this is like a blend and go type thing? >> totally. you don't have to get in front of the stove or sister or anything. >> good. i don't use my stove. >> you're good here. turn it on for a quick second. and there you go. >> and this is -- >> yeah. >> you scoop it into these little things? >> pour it right in from the blender. that's easy. >> that sounds too easy. that's all it takes? >> that's all it takes. better than instant, but tastes 10,000 times better. do you serve them right away? >> serve right away or refrigerate up to one, two days before. >> i'm going to keep this. not a party without something to drink. >> you need a little fizz. >> look at the colors. >> i know right? this is the fun homemade soda. use fresh lemon juice, and some bitters. it adds some awesome flavor. put it in the mixer with ice, do
a little shaking and pour it into your glasses. and for fun -- >> use different colors too. >> that's rock candy. >> it's so great, kids will love this grownup kids will love this. >> that's a blast from the past. >> everybody can choose their favorite color. save time, take pressure off the host so important. >> put it in a big old jug and serve yourself. >> exactly. let everyone help themselves and you can enjoy the party. >> thank you for the tips. for complete recipes, and even more party planning tips and tricks visit pinterest.com/gma. and the ball will drop in times square. wanted to start early. help me out. the countdown, ready? three, two, one! happy new year! now ginger's outside with the final check of the weather. ginger.
♪ ♪ tonight's gonna be a good night ♪ [cheers and applause] >> we are counting down to new year's eve at midnight. all eyes will be on times square and i have to spends a little time up there. ryan seacrest and jenny mccarthy hours from now they will be hosting the biggest party of the year dick clark's new year's rocking eve. live right here on abc tonight and ryan and jenny gave us a preview. take a look >> three two one happy new year. >> ♪♪ midnight? >> we start at noon. the energy's easy because once it gets dark and the crowds are in and the music begins it just sort of take use away.
>> you do. you feed off of them. plus it's really cold. keeps you awake. it's like the entire world is represented. >> reporter: this is your fit year together. how to mix it up? >> i would say from the five years i have been here it's the most performances. >> this is the busiest show. 38 performances. >> 38. >> 38 in one night. >> that's the biggest. >> we haven't pulled it off yet. >> no. >> reporter: but among the acts. names familiar elton john taylor swift. what else? >> lady a and nashville. >> one direction, on the show for the west coast party. iggy azalea meghan trainor. anyone who had a hit song or a big year is on the show. >> last year, you had a kiss at midnight from your then-fiance, donny wahlberg. new year's eve is your exact four month anniversary? >> you're right. and we met on the show. the new kids and backstreet got
together and performed on new year's. and he was going up to be interviewed by you and said hi jenny mccarthy. hi, donnie wahlberg. >> i could tell he wasn't listening to a word i was spapg he was thinking about jenny. >> i will kiss him again, but hooking up two strangers. and doing a little singled out. >> reporter: i like that. you turned 40 on christmas eve. welcome to the best decade of. >> is it true? >> reporter: yes. >> i'm getting acclimated, i'm excited. >> it's because you don't care anymore. >> it's going to be fun to not care. >> reporter: do you feel 40? >> no. but i look it. >> reporter: no you don't. no you don't. so last year i talked to you guys, you eat after the show is over. i knew i liked you when you said that. do you have plans for your meal after you get off here? >> we do. >> what is yours? >> same as yours. >> i order kentucky fried chicken.
>> oh i'm having sushi. this is why we work well. >> a little yin and yang. >> i'm going to ask you the first thing that comes to your mind. new year's resolution? >> to find someone to kiss on new year's eve. >> stop self-criticizing myself. >> reporter: very good. what's the first thing you buy yourself in 2015? >> me? sented candles. puts me at ease in my old age. >> probably a trainer. >> reporter: very good. if you weren't doing a new year's eve show where would we find you? >> literally on my couch. >> same. sitting on the sofa in thermals. sglr >> reporter: and one super power in 2015? >> grow. be taller. >> reporter: this is awesome. thank you for doing this in front of the most amazing waterford chris cal ball ever. >> do you think it's install u
smaller in real life? >> i'm surprised my engagement ring wasn't that big. >> thank you, guys. >> thank you. >> it's gonna be good. dick clark's rocken new year's every, starts at 8:00/7:00 central tonight. now up to ginger with the ball >> i'm on times square so close to this big thing and it's actually smaller. my produce are was saying smaller than you thought would be. still super impressive and it's still pretty chilly. that's what we want to start with the weather headlines in the southwest. of course we have those big pictures coming in overnight. so many people that were trapped on the highway have been rescued in california. the winter weather advisories and warnings still stretch into texas. there are a couple pockets up into parts of the utah, colorado new mexico and arizona that cold if you're not seeing snow you're feeling cold even in southern california this morning. we'll leave you a look at the midnight temperatures, dallas close to the freezing mark.
that's minus zero's. that's how cold it is back in parts of the northern rockies. let's check closer to home. >> hello ginger. happy new year's eve everyone. dave murphy on the terrace with lots of sun but lots of cold. temperature in the 20's right now, wind chills in the teens. 35 is your high today with a temperature of 28 at midnight tonight. cold again tomorrow. rs away from the big party. and the big ball drop. that's why tom brennan is here. master artisan for waterford. you have one of the chris cals in your hand. >> i have. >> you change them up. >> every year 288 panels get changed. they are designed in waterford, ireland. the crystal is at the center of the entertainment, that good feel. this year it's about fortitude. it's about the inner strength and character, determination to carry on. >> you are so talented.
this is beautiful this year. strength that's part of some people's resolutions. we have a couple to share. i want to share a couple from the viewers. we asked you to send them in and picked them earlier. they're going to be on the confetti that goes out. >> lots of confetti. >> stick to a budget get bills paid off quicker and start the process of buying a home. >> i like that one. >> kayla, i like this one. to give love a second chance. >> i wonder what the story behind that one is. >> so do i. and then, of course, final one, to spend as much time when my daughter before she graduates and goes off to college. you have one? >> i do. tolerance tolerance, communication and fortitude. >> you're from water jnd ford? >> second generation craftsman. >> my resolution is now to learn your accent. coming up on "gma," we are going to reveal the new american girl doll for 2015. don't go anywhere. ♪ walking on broken glass ♪
we have been waiting all morning for this big news. american girl fans are very excited. it's an exclusive first look at the 2015 girl of the year. and joining us for the big reveal is american girl president jean mckenzie. thanks for being with us. >> good morning. >> there are impressive figures here. nearly 30 years, started in 1986 more than 25 million dolls
and 147 million books have been sold. why is the american girl so popular? >> we create this bond with girls. they not only love their dolls, but reading our books and watching our movies and maybe dining at the restaurant with their own special doll. >> and they're learning about history. that's what i loved about it for my daughters, who are here with me this morning. it's a big trend for girls and parents are excited about it. before the big reveal can anyone guess why we're wearing aprons? >> she's a baker. >> maybe she's a baker. we have smart girls. american girl fans are smart girls. how about the big reveal. a drum roll? >> ta-da. >> there she is. girls. this is grace thomas. duel do you like her? she is the girl of the year. >> she's awesome.
>> tell us about grace. >> grace is definitely a baker. she loves to bake that's her passion. but she wants to start her own business. which is part of what the girls will learn about when they read her books. her friends all join together to help her be successful in the dream. >> i like a good business girl. good to hear. and a special message of working together and helps others. and you have partnered up with no kid hungry campaign. tell us about that. >> it's about getting healthy food to kids. we have created a baking tool kit for grace that girls can actually on our website get. and then in their own local community host a bake sale and charity will go to feeding those great kids. >> some of the girl who is love to cook are part of a cooking club. it's about working together being business-minded. you are getting this right? >> yes. >> yes. we love that about the doll.
♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ it's been waiting for you ♪ this right here is the pre-party in times square. and taylor swift is going to perform live in times square. it's the second time she's done that this year. in case you missed it she was here for "gma's" epic taylor swift "1989" concert. her performance of "welcome to new york," the love song for the big apple was so great, we decided to give you an encore. check it out.
♪ >> good morning, america. and welcome to new york. ♪ walkin' through a crowd ♪ ♪ the village is a glow ♪ ♪ kaleidoscope of loud heart beats under coats ♪ ♪ everybody here wanted somethin' more ♪ ♪ searchin' for a sound we hadn't heard before and it said ♪ ♪ welcome to new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ it's a new soundtrack i could dance to this beat ♪
♪ beat forevermore ♪ ♪ the lights are so bright but they never blind me, me ♪ ♪ welcome to new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ when we first dropped our bags on apartment floors ♪ ♪ took our broken hearts and put them in a drawer ♪ ♪ everybody here was someone else before ♪ ♪ and you can want who you want ♪ ♪ boys and boys and girls and girls ♪ ♪ welcome to new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ it's a new soundtrack i could
dance to this beat ♪ ♪ beat forevermore ♪ ♪ the lights are so bright but they never blind me, me ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ like any great love it keeps you guessing ♪ ♪ like any real love it's ever-changing ♪ ♪ like any true love it drives you crazy ♪ ♪ but you know you wouldn't change anything, anything, anything ♪ ♪ let me see you put your hands up in the air ♪ ♪ welcome to new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to nigh ♪ ♪ welcome to nigh ♪ ♪ welcome to new york it's been waitin' for you ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ welcome to new york ♪ ♪ it's a new soundtrack i could
>> mummers wind chill in the 20's for most of the day. 44 friday. looks like evening rain on saturday. probably all rain just a slight chance of a little icy mix early in that event saturday night matt. >> thanks, david. coming up at nye noon new year's celebrations on the other side of the world. >> we'll have a live report on that. hugh jackman and kerry washington both on "live with kelly and michael." that's next. i'm matt o'donnell. holm you had a great 2014. going to be a great 2015.
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